PIO MANZU’ – PIONEER OF CAR AND TRANSPORTATION DESIGN

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by Enrico Leonardo Fagone.

“The automobile today is an individual means of transport within a complex system of collective transport. The relations within such a system can­not be ignored. The individual means of transport has to submit to the constraints imposed by the system. This implies a form of transport that fulfils certain fun­ctions: hence a functional vehicle. The designers of car bodies are clearly faced with new structures, new tasks: scienti­fic and technological evolution is a stimu­lus but at the same time a warning not to remain anchored to the positions of the past and present.” (Pio Manzù)

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FIRST SAUDI ARABIA DESIGN STUDY AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW.

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Once upon a time, at the Geneva Motor Show there was the so called “Arab Quarter” where toner and luxury car-makers used to show shining cars that the rich Arab princes would buy without questioning the price.
That is past history today. The present looks much different and challenging, pointing to a time when car might also be built in the Arabic Peninsula rather than simply bought and driven. Read the rest of this entry »

DR – Youngest Italian manufacturer goes to Geneva.

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DR the youngest and most dynamic Italian car manufacturer, after attending the “home” motor show here in Italy, is moving outside the national boundary to exhibit its latest model. This is simply called DR2 and joins a range that already includes the DR 5 SUV, the DR1 city car. The DR2 is a 3.7 metres long “B” segment all-round family car. Read the rest of this entry »

NINE ALFA ROMEO DESIGNS BY SPD – MILANO

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Here is  the list of the renderings and scale models presented by the students of the Scuola Politecnica di Design of Milan for their Master degree. their works.

See report.

Alfa Romeo Coelus design by Ian Bunjak (Slovakja)

Alfa Romeo Camenae design by Ryu Seung-Wook (Korea)

Alfa Romeo Phoenix design by Iulian Bumbu (Rumania)

Alfa Romeo Tessa design by Murat Atvur (Turkey), Adam Denning (USA)

Alfa Romeo Orbita design by Mark Salerno (Australia) and Tulay Engin (Turkey)

Alfa Romeo 6C Torio design by James Edmund van der Merwe (Sud Africa) with Artem Popkov (Russia)

Alfa Romeo Essentija Design by Franco Grassi (Italy), Alessandro Fiorentino (Italy)

Alfa Romeo Exelixis design by Gabriel Feyer (Brasile), Kostantinos Paradeisou (Grecia)

Alfa Romeo MilleMiglia design by Aleksej Ivaskievic (Russia).

Click on the picture below to see all works.

SPD - SCUOLA POLITECNICA DESIGN.

SPD STUDENTS’ LOOK INTO ALFA ROMEO FLAGSHIP.

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SPD STUDENTS’ LOOK INTO ALFA ROMEO FLAGSHIP.

What will be the look of the next Alfa Romeo flagship? The car that will lead the return of the Italian brand to the U.S. market sometime around 2011.

The students graduating this year from the “Scuola Politecnica di Design” (SPD) of Milan, worked on the question with the support of the Alfa Romeo designers and following the direction of Mario Favilla. Recently they have presented their work to a selected audience, among which was Lorenzo Ramaciotti, vice-president design for the entire Fiat Group Automobiles (FGA) and Maserati.

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